I was recently invited to eat, drink and get cosy at The Five Bells country pub in Weston Turville near Aylesbury. We took a drive down there on a rather wet and glum Sunday afternoon and were instantly welcomed into this cute typically English village pub. The Five Bells has recently undergone a big refurbishment with a whole new look and updated menu so we were looking forward to seeing what they had to offer. The Five Bells was built in…

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Last month we spent the weekend in the quaint little market town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire. We were invited to stay at The Feathers Hotel which is a 17th century town house which has been turned into a charming boutique hotel. Woodstock is located about 20 minutes north of Oxford city centre and on the edge of The Cotswolds, so it’s the perfect place to stay if you’d like a weekend away with plenty of pretty villages nearby. The historic town…

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I was recently invited to visit the newly refurbished gastro pub called The Lazy Pig in the Pantry in the market town of Chesham in Buckinghamshire. We were so lucky that the day we visited was the hottest weekend of the year so we chose to sit outside so we could enjoy the beautiful sunshine! The pub features a mix of contemporary and traditional décor which brings the outdoors indoors with lots of stylish tropical accents, plant features and fancy accessories…

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Last month I was kindly invited to check out the new Marriott hotel in Oxford. The Courtyard by Marriott hotel is located south of the city centre in Abingdon, which was just a short drive south from Oxford itself. It’s also within reach of Bicester Village shopping outlet and many of The Cotswolds villages, so it’s an ideal location to explore the local Oxfordshire area. Oxford Oxford is one of the most popular places in the UK to visit, so we…

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A couple of weekends ago (when it was the hottest February on record!) we went for a lovely little weekend away to Norfolk. I love exploring the UK, and we were kindly invited to stay at Woodlakes Park; a log cabin holiday park with fishing lakes set within 66 acres of rural parkland. The park is located near to Stowbridge in King’s Lynn, but the nearest town is Downham Market which is a short drive away. The north Norfolk coast is…

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I can’t believe how quickly February is going and that it’s almost Valentine’s Day already! I’m quite looking forward to Valentine’s this year as Gavin is taking me out for a surprise dinner, which is nice because normally I plan everything! So it will be interesting to see what he’s arranged. I thought I’d put together a little gift guide with some last minute gift ideas for those that might have left it a little bit late. Even if you don’t…

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